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The Emergence of Penang as a Talent Hub

28 May, 2012
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by Karl Lee In this new era of ‘Third Industrial Revolution’ where niche products are invented, produced and sold according to particular clientele needs, human capital has been the single most important factor for companies and countries aspiring to climb up the economic ladder. For a country mired in middle-income ... Full Article →

Sweet Ending For Kg Buah Pala Residents

7 December, 2011
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On 23 October 2011, the long wait for the former Kampung Buah Pala residents came to a delightful end. 24 of the original 33 families of the village finally received the keys and freehold title deeds to their double storey houses worth RM 500,000 from the Penang state government This ... Full Article →

UMNO’s cruel and barbaric lies about my 16-year-old son

1 November, 2011
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had declared during the Gerakan national delegates conference on Oct 16 that Barisan Nasional had not given up on Penang and will go all out to recapture the state from Pakatan Rakyat. Following Najib’s declaration of intent, we see pro-UMNO blogs and some ... Full Article →

Rating The Chances

9 October, 2011
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Inevitably one comes to the multi-million dollar question: will Pakatan Rakyat retain Penang in the next general election? The Rocket’s T.K Tan asked Chow Kon Yeow, Chong Eng, Dr P. Ramasamy, Phee Boon Poh and Lydia Ong about Pakatan’ chances and the pitfalls that it must avoid in order not ... Full Article →

Giving The Downtrodden A Head Start: Phee Boon Poh

9 October, 2011
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Helping the poor is a burden that Environment, Health and Caring Society Welfare exco and Sungai Puyu state assemblyman (ADUN) Phee Boon Poh readily takes to. As a two-term ADUN who is tirelessly helping his constituents, Phee knows well the difficulties the poor have to face in their daily lives. ... Full Article →

Young And Purposeful – Lydia Ong

9 October, 2011
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Youth and Sports, Women Development, Family and Community exco and Berapit state assemblywoman Lydia Ong clocks a hectic schedule, courtesy of her targeted constituents, the youths. She tells how engaging them is a challenge and passion she lives for. In the past it was difficult for many youth-based NGOs to ... Full Article →

Empowering Women – Chong Eng

9 October, 2011
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 Pakatan’s agenda in providing the fairer sex a more equal access to opportunities has been manifest from day one in office. DAP Women Chairperson and Bukit Mertajam Member of Parliament Chong Eng talks about some of the women empowerment steps made and the challenges faced in this area by PR ... Full Article →

Taking Care of Minorities – Prof. Ramasamy

9 October, 2011
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 In a highly politicised environment like Malaysia, religious and race recognition is often seen as a zero sum game for the various races. Penang Deputy Chief Minister II and Perai state assemblyman (ADUN) Professor Dr. P. Ramasamy talks of how interfaith understanding and recognition of others is an asset that ... Full Article →

Attending to all matters local – Chow Kon Yeow

9 October, 2011
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As the executive councillor (exco) in charge of the local councils (LC) and traffic management, Penang DAP state chairman and Padang Kota state assemblyman Chow Kon Yeow has taken the task with steady steering and resilience.  This is to be expected when handling one of the most crucial portfolios in ... Full Article →

BN leaders Question Penang’s Open Tender System

9 September, 2011
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  Penang MCA Women Wing chief Tan Cheng Liang open questioning of why the Penang state Irrigation and Drainage Department’s projects were not awarded to Chinese contractors came under fire from Komtar ADUN Ng Wei Aik. “BN leaders are constantly harping on racial sentiments, with UMNO accusing the Penang PR ... Full Article →
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Karpal Singh – Gone, never forgotten

21 April, 2014 0 Comments

By Jay Jay Denis, law student In the wee hours of Thursday morning, 17th of April, news trickled in via Twitter that YB Mr. Karpal Singh, MP for Bukit Gelugor, lost his life together with his wingman, Michael Cornelius.  Time just froze. Malaysia had just lost a 73-year old man ... Full Article →

Karpal Singh – Permanent principles in heart

17 April, 2014 0 Comments

How does one last 44 years in politics, what more for someone on the opposition bench in Malaysia? Karpal Singh counts as one of the select few in this pantheon of toughies. What makes him tick? Two words – principles and grit. In the April edition of the Rocket we ... Full Article →

Thank you, veterans! Because of you, DAP prevails

2 April, 2014 0 Comments

On 2 March, Penang Chief Minister and DAP MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng hosted a private dinner in honor of the Penang state DAP veterans. There are over 120 veterans in the state who have been party members for over 30 years. Of the number, about 70 turned up ... Full Article →

50 years of Malaysia – Are we a united nation yet?

28 October, 2013 0 Comments

Up until 2009, Malaysia Day was not recognised as a national holiday, a reflection of the apathy the government and many of its citizens had for this country’s history and unity . Constant barrage of news of one race running down another’s religious and racial sensitivity has drowns out the ... Full Article →